In this beer blog, we are going to get into a brewery from a beer called DuClaw Brewing. The brew is called Serum Double India Pale Ale. DuClaw Brewing brewed their first beer in 1996 and was founded the same year by Dave Benfield. It was a Marzen and the beer was called Mad Bull Marzen. According to their website, they are the number one craft brewery in Maryland. They brew several different beer styles and won several different awards. Let us get into beer.
It has a slightly cloudy copper color with a white head. The smell is of pineapple to orange. The taste is pineapple with an orange aftertaste. It is drinkable but dangerous.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Give your palate a big injection of hop bitterness well-balanced by malty sweetness with this smooth, medium bodied, copper-colored nectar that takes India Pale Ale to the next level. Pop the top and… Get all hopped up.
Here is a description from their website (www.duclaw.com):
Double your pleasure.
Some beers are released … this one ESCAPED! Serum takes the style, IPA to a whole different level! This Double IPA is hopped aggressively at several stages in the brewing process. Although it is hopped up, Serum is well-balanced with a malty sweetness, making it the perfect solution to awaken lifeless taste buds.
Here is a their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I will say to my friend Matt from Maryland knows how to pick them or he has some great breweries by him. I am thanking. This brew is one of the best Double IPA that I had from out of my market. I love the pineapple to orange notes from the hops and the nice balance from the malt. This is a well balance beer for the beer style and it is extremely drinkable beer. I really enjoyed this brew and I wish I could get this beer in the Chicago market. I highly recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser